Matthew Jockers & Franco Moretti featured in the Boston Review

The Boston Review recently published an article featuring NovelTM member Matthew Jockers, which reviews his recent publications Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History and Text Analysis with R for Students of Literature, and examines his long-term contribution to the digital humanities. An excerpt of the article entitled ” A Science of Literature” by Ben Merriman can be…

Matthew Jockers: Six Basic Plots of Fiction

NovelTM member Matthew Jockers has received a lot of attention this week for his data-backed claim that there exist six (sometimes seven) archetypal plot shapes in fiction. On February 3rd, Motherboard featured Jockers’ research, followed by an article in the Paris Review on February 4th, and on February 5th, he was trending at number forty-one…

Matthew Jockers to Speak at Yale Friday Dec. 5

This Friday, NovelTM co-investigator Matthew Jockers will be at Yale to give a talk at “The Center for Historical Enquiry and the Social Sciences” followed by a text analysis with R workshop. December 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Yale University, Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208, New Haven, CT United States + Google Map Center for Historical…